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HRSA Issues Proposed "Mega Guidance" on 340B Program

August 27, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released today its long-awaited proposed 340B Drug Pricing Program "Mega Guidance" in the form of a notice with a 60-day comment period. Learn More

FCC Moves Forward to Allow Unlicensed Devices to Operate on Channel 37

August 06, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), despite calls for a delay from the AHA and others, today moved ahead with rules to permit unlicensed devices to operate on the same frequencies as hospitals' Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS), which is used by various hospital devices for patient monitoring. Learn More

CMS Releases FY 2016 Final Rules for Three Post-Acute Care Settings: LTCHs, IRFs, & SNFs

August 03, 2015

CMS late last week issued final rules for three post-acute care settings for fiscal year (FY) 2016. This bulletin highlights the final rules for: long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). Learn More

CMS Releases FY 2016 Inpatient PPS Final Rule

August 03, 2015

Late July 31, the CMS issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Select highlights of the final rule related to the inpatient PPS are highlighted in this Bulletin. Learn More

CMS proposes overhaul of Requirements for Long-term care facilities

July 14, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released a proposed rule to overhaul the requirements that long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing facilities, must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. Learn More

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